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Farar & Lewis LLP is a top rated law firm, with over 40 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have won over $100 million, in combined verdicts and settlements for our clients. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, and it's our job to get it for you.

A Practice Dedicated Exclusively To Helping Injury Victims

If you have been injured in an auto accident or another type of accident that you did not cause, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified California personal injury attorney who knows the law and has the ability to secure the compensation you deserve. At the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP, we represent Southern California clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

We know how overwhelming it can be for injury victims to deal with overzealous insurance adjusters who want to settle their claims for as little as possible. We take the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and work directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the medical care and financial support necessary to facilitate your recovery. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take your case to court.

Our Iron-Clad Commitment To YOU

We are committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. We pride ourselves on providing punctual and honest case assessments.

Our team of trial lawyers has over 40 years of combined experience, fighting on behalf of victims all over the state of California. get a free consultation


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Do I have to go to Court?

A personal injury lawsuit typically has two outcomes: court or settlement. This means an injury victim does not have to go to court to resolve their case. Resolving a case in court means the personal injury lawyer proves the defendant was negligent in the accident. To prove the defendant was negligent refers to the personal injury lawyer showing the judge or jury that:

· The defendant had a legal duty to their client to protect them from harm by not causing an accident
· The defendant breached that legal duty by causing an accident that injured the personal injury attorney’s client. Many personal injury lawyers hire an expert to show the defendant breached their legal duty and how they did it.
· The defendant was the direct or indirect cause of the accident that led to their client’s injuries
· The personal injury attorney will present their client’s damages such as medical bills and lost wages to obtain money for their client

Personal Injury Lawyers do Prepare for Court, but Work to obtain a Settlement

A settlement is a lump sum or series of payments given to a client by a defendant. The exchange is done to keep the case from going to court. The injured accident victim accepts the money and drops the court case. Many New York lawsuits are settled out of court rather than by jury or judge.

personal injury attorneys often prepare for court, but work to negotiate a settlement on their client’s behalf. By preparing for court, they gather the evidence needed to prove the four steps of a personal injury claim listed in the prior section.

They also use the information to negotiate a strong, fair settlement in their client’s favor. They use the information as leverage because they show the defense that they will lose the case in court.

Can I Tell My Lawyer I do not want to go to Trial?

Yes. A client can hire a lawyer and not go to trial. Lawyers are paid to represent their clients. So they will advise their client whether they should go to court or settle the case. However, the final decision is made by the client.

The goal of the lawyer becomes getting a fair settlement. This goal involves a lot of hard work of:

· Calculating past, current and future medical bills
· Calculating pain and suffering and mental anguish
· Adding up any and all additional medical-related expenses, decreased income capacity and lost wages

It is an interesting fact that not many accident victims know the money available to them because of the accident. That is a fact that many insurance companies and defense attorneys rely on because they can offer a cheaper settlement that will not cover all the accident victim’s expenses. It is much harder for an insurance company or defense attorney to offer a cheaper, unfair settlement when an accident victim has legal representation.

Be Prepared for Tough Negotiations

Settlement negotiations involve offers and counteroffers prior to resolving the case out of court. The defense may not want to pay the fair amount immediately. Also, settlement talks may end without an agreement. There are often repeated stops and starts during negotiations.

Personal Injury Attorneys are Available to Represent an Injury Victim in a Settlement Negotiation

If you are injured in an accident that occurred in New York City, you do not have to go to court to obtain money for the injury. You do have to protect your legal rights. Hiring an attorney will help you protect your legal rights and get the legal guidance needed to resolve the case in your favor.

Be sure to hire a lawyer who has experience in personal injury settlements. Also, hire a lawyer who understands your type of accident and can negotiate a settlement that covers all your accident-related expenses.

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